The Great Library of Palanthas

Astinus' Office

Dominating the center of this room is a massive birch desk. Legend claims this desk has supported the thousands of volumes of history Astinus has recorded. A large pot of ink, a container of sharpened quills, and a candelabra complete the desks decorations. Small windows line the room, allowing light to trickle in and gently illuminate the entire room. A comfortable couch rests against the west wall. Tapestries hang on the walls between the windows. Shelves line the walls, filled with tomes of the more recent records of heroes and villians upon the face of Krynn.

The librarian notices you aren't reading anything... Astinus hands a heavy platinum-covered book to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Hamrack' scribed in rich red ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Hamrack's book..

Author: Hamrack Date: Wed May 13 18:52:57 2009 Subject A gust of wind: Hamrack's Beginnings. As a young Ergothian, Hamrack found himself often on the deck of his father's ship the Enigthiman. He would hide in empty barrels, below the decks, run up the ratlines, much like a seaborn monkey. One day, when he was perhaps six to seven summers, a strange man in a dress took passage upon the Enigthiman to Palanthas. Hamrack's father had a shipment of spice and supplies to that port, so the mans passage was simply an extra bonus for the crew. The man in the dress, apparently was a magician of some sort, mage if you will, and delighted the crew in the evenings upon the aft deck. Shows of fluttering lights, gusts of wind, cantrips and strange words... but the young Hamrack watched in awe and tried his best to remember the words. A number of years later the boy found himself becoming a man, and though still tied invariably to the sea and the ship... he also would still recite those words and gestures at times... often in the crows nest by himself. "Pwshhwaa ooshgf" he gestured one day of dead calm.... WHOOOOSH a wind came from apparently nowhere and snapped the sails full! The ship lurched forward and the sailors scrambled to make way, bewildered at the sudden change in their fates. All, except Hamrack's father... he had seen the young man and realized what had happened, and on that day he realized his young son was not so young anymore... and no longer could he teach him his own ways, but he must learn the ways of magic. Perhaps once he has learned his profession, the boy could return as a man and take his place at his father's side.

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He states simply 'You might start with that one.. or you could take a look at the latest story..'

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Astinus points to the massive wall of books behind him and bids you to make a selection.

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